At the Gates of Dawn: History of Fantasy Literature – Part 2

In part one we saw the earliest examples of fantasy literature in history, this post continues our journey. Era of Enlightenment Literary fantasy was for the most part ignored during the Age of Enlightenment. Some exceptions included the fairy tales of Charles Perrault and Madame d’Aulnoy. In fact d’Aulnoy coined the term “fairy tale”, and…

Delving into the Backstock: Part 4

We continue to delve into our backstock. Here are part 1, part 2, and part 3. Love Run Riot The United States is in the midst of another civil war, with the only safe haven being the fictional city called New Quentin. Two young lovers begin to search for a pirate radio DJ to perform…

Who, or What, is Cthulhu?

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction,…

Delving into the Backstock: Part 1

We have an extensive library at Stela and some of those titles may have escaped your notice. Let’s dig around in the archives and discover some gems. 442 The story of the 442 Regimental Combat Team made up of Japanese Americans during WWII. Despite their families being interred behind barbed wire and sentry towers in…

Valadon – A Retrospective

Marie-Clémentine “Suzanne” Valadon, was a French model and post-impressionist painter. Born in 1865 she was raised in poverty by her single mother. She had several jobs from millner work to a circus acrobat. At the age of fifteen she began her career as a painter’s model and posed for many Impressionists, most notably Renoir, Lautrec,…